Kanebo Coffret D’or Silk Cream Foundation Review

Whenever I’ve tried Japanese or Korean foundation products, I’ve been fairly happy with the results but not with the colouring (I am NC35 and I find most foundation products too light for me).

I took a risk when I ordered Coffret D’or’s newest foundation, Silk Cream (SPF21) because it looks just like ‘my’ kind of base – creamy and hydrating with medium coverage.

They say: Rich, smooth cream that creates exceptionally silky skin with smoothness and luster. Rich moisture and a light, soft feel. This cream creates skin with the smoothness and luster of high-quality silk.


Coffret D’or replaced my beloved T’estimo – I still kind of miss it a bit now. I do think Coffret D’or is a strong brand with some great products, yet, next to MAQUillage and the more affordable KATE, Integrate and Lavshuca, it doesn’t stand out enough.

Here are the shade choices:


If you are pale, you’re spoilt for choice (although the foundation is quite yellow based)!
I bought OC-D because it looked close to other foundations I usually buy. I love that Japanese brands release new foundation regularly, suitable for winter and summer seasons.

How to use this foundation?

– First, spread foundation over the entire face using the hands or a sponge. Then, place the palms of the hands over the face to warm up the face. Then warm up each area of the face for 3 seconds, working from the centre of the face outward, to increase makeup fit and luster.

The packaging of this foundation is quite plain, and it’s a bit cheap for the price (I paid about £27 due to the crap exchange rate). It’s just made of plastic….


The lid is a matte silver thing with a jewel design.


It slides away and the spatula is in the lid. I like this idea, I always lose the spatula to a foundation so this saves me some trouble!


Lid aside here is the base. OC-D is a golden yellow beige – it looks dark in the tub but applied, it lightens up so is more like a NC30 in my opinion, thus slightly too light.


The texture of this foundation is a thick cream – it’s a bit like the Paul & Joe moisturizing creamy matte foundation but far more workable. The Coffret D’or actually needs some warming up and working in.


Coverage is not an issue really, it gives a medium coverage and elimates most of my blemishes and redness. It has decent pore cover too – something Japanese brands excel at.

Here are some before & afters.







The finish is semi-glowy, and it is very comfortable to wear (it’s nice and hydrating for this cold weather). I’m not convinced it would last too long on dry skin.

Despite these positives though, I wasn’t particularly impressed by this fairly expensive foundation. The shade is slightly off for me, a bit too light, and it took a bit of work to pat in (the best way to apply this base I found). I am actually struggling to choose to use this in the morning when I have so many better foundations.

Verdict: Skip it

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